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New methodologies for historical linguistics? Calibrating a lexicon-based methodology for diffusion vs. subgrouping

Donohue, Mark; Denham, Tim; Oppenheimer, Stephen James

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Recent research claims that analysis of lexical cognate classes for a basic wordlist can reproduce linguistic subgroups within the Austronesian family (Gray et al. 2009). The analysis is open to question in two respects. Primarily, the lexicallybased classification, primed with pre-established cognate classes of the family it seeks to emulate, fails to differentiate shared retentions from shared innovations. Secondly, languages and language families typically disperse through contiguous regions...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/69548
Source: Diachronica
DOI: 10.1075/dia.29.4.04don

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